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The Resource The New Negro in the Old South, Gabriel A. Briggs

The New Negro in the Old South, Gabriel A. Briggs

Label
The New Negro in the Old South
Title
The New Negro in the Old South
Statement of responsibility
Gabriel A. Briggs
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The New Negro in the Old South redefines our understanding of the idea of the New Negro by following its genealogy back to its historical and geographical origins in the post-Reconstruction nineteenth-century South, where it looks at the literary and cultural factors that influenced the development of a modern African American, and ultimately, a New Negro identity. In this context, Briggs makes a compelling case that nineteenth-century, postbellum Nashville provided the locus of the economic, intellectual, social, and political concepts that shaped the strands of African American cultural and intellectual identity that consolidated around the term 'the New Negro' in the early twentieth century. In addition to fresh critical perspectives on such figures as W.E.B. Du Bois and Sutton Griggs, The New Negro in the Old South reexamines forgotten strands of New Negro cultural history, including turn-of-the-century southern streetcar strikes and black college rebellions. He demonstrates that post-Reconstruction Nashville, therefore, rather than New York or Chicago, was the formative site in the emergence of a New Negro, whose identity stood in vivid contrast to the compliant, rural and under-educated African American who preceded it"--
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Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Briggs, Gabriel A.
Dewey number
976.8/5500496073
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F444.N29
LC item number
N42 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
American Literatures Initiative
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • African Americans
  • Nashville (Tenn.)
  • Nashville (Tenn.)
  • African Americans
  • Race relations
  • Tennessee
Label
The New Negro in the Old South, Gabriel A. Briggs
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"The American Literature Initiative"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The New Negro genealogy -- Nashville : a southern black metropolis -- Soul searching : W.E.B. Du Bois in the "south of slavery" -- "Mightier than the sword" : the New Negro novels of Sutton E. Griggs -- "Tried by fire" : the African American boycott of Jim Crow streetcars in Nashville, 1905-1907 -- "Before I'd be a slave" : the Fisk University protests, 1924-1925 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn910981644
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 226 pages
Isbn
9780813574783
Lccn
2015002735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)910981644
Label
The New Negro in the Old South, Gabriel A. Briggs
Publication
Note
"The American Literature Initiative"--Page 4 of cover
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 181-218) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The New Negro genealogy -- Nashville : a southern black metropolis -- Soul searching : W.E.B. Du Bois in the "south of slavery" -- "Mightier than the sword" : the New Negro novels of Sutton E. Griggs -- "Tried by fire" : the African American boycott of Jim Crow streetcars in Nashville, 1905-1907 -- "Before I'd be a slave" : the Fisk University protests, 1924-1925 -- Epilogue
Control code
ocn910981644
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
x, 226 pages
Isbn
9780813574783
Lccn
2015002735
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)910981644

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